Carrenza: Why We're Sponsoring THINK.Cloud For Digital Government

Feb 25, 2016

Next month sees THINK.Cloud For Digital Government, a G-Cloud show 24n's supporting. We spoke with Matthew McGrory, the Managing Director of one of the main Platinum Sponsors of the event, Carrenza, to find our what it has planned for delegates

Nice to meet you, Mr McGrory. What is your company all about?

We area a Shoreditch, London-based Cloud Service Provider delivering IaaS and PaaS to public and commercial sector organisations for whom guaranteed security, compliance and performance are key. With 3 compute zones for public sector use in the UK and Europe (two in the UK and one in Holland) and 11 global compute zones for commercial sector use, we're able to provide innovative, secure IaaS and PaaS to organisations regionally and globally in sectors including public, financial services, and retail, as well as through key partnerships with ISVs and global system integrators.

Delivering cloud services since 2006 also makes us one of the earliest entrants into the cloud market. Today, we bring depth of experience to bear in delivering services which live and breathe the value delivered from orchestration, automation, DevOps and agility - and above all, we understand what all those things mean for an organisation in terms of focussing on the core requirement of any service, keeping the customers application available to its users. Please find out more on our web site, here.

What are you offering the public sector ICT buyer?

As experts in cloud and digital, we are looking to support public sector organisations with their digital transformation and cloud migration strategies. As a provider of secure and compliant IaaS focussed on the sector, for example, we're able to support existing complex legacy applications, as well as new cloud-native digital services being created to improve citizen engagement, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies. Finally, I'd say that as as a provider of Innovative PaaS, we can offer 24n readers and THINK.Cloud For Digital Government attendees offer a range of platform services including Cloud Foundry, secure collaboration tools (email, message and file sharing & collaboration), and bespoke PaaS.

Very interesting, thanks. Why have you chosen to sponsor this particular event, though?

Carrenza has been working in partnership with the Government Digital Service for over three years, and is proud to be part of what is a truly extraordinary transformation in the way  government delivers services to citizens. We are delighted to sponsor this year's THINK.Cloud for Digital Government, as it brings together the teams and individuals responsible for delivering digital transformation across the whole public sector. In fact, other governments see the UK as an exemplar in delivering a user-friendly citizen experience, whilst simultaneously overcoming the challenges of dealing with legacy systems. It’s great to be supporting GDS on this journey through this major digital transformation. 

Our high performance IaaS and deep reliability born of 10 years experience delivering cloud to the commercial sector makes us an attractive option to buyers attending, we think, as our solutions, based on known technologies, scale easily, managing peaks and troughs in demand without any effect on service delivery or performance. The event seems the perfect vehicle to communicate our offerings and successes to potential partners and customers across the public sector.

Anything to look out for in particular from you at the event?

As Platinum Sponsors to THINK.Cloud For Digital Government, we are hosting a speaker session in conjunction with a government Department in the form of a case study, as well as meeting with clients and future prospects over coffee at the Carrenza stand. We're also inviting attendees to our stand to discover how we help various public sector departments on their cloud and digital transformation journeys.

To sum up, then, why come and talk to Carrenza at THINK.Cloud on March 22nd at The QE II Centre?

This is the leading UK conference showcasing the good work that is happening within the public sector. Come and discover how we help various public sector departments on their cloud journeys, along with private sector organisations facing similar challenges. Come and find us at Stand 30!

Thanks for the insights - and good luck at the show, Matthew. is a media partner of THINK.Cloud For Digital Government, which is on March 22nd at The QE II conference centre in Westminster

Don't forget to book your free place at the event, if you are a qualified public sector professional, here

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